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WSU Soccer adds Texas Tech transfer goalkeeper Marissa Zucchetto

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After a season to remember, the offseason just keeps getting better for Cougar soccer.

NCAA Womens Soccer: Division I-College Cup-Washington State vs North Carolina John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

In early December, Washington State women’s soccer played in their first ever College Cup national semifinal. In mid-December, the Cougs signed the top ranked forward in the class of 2020 in Trinity Rodman. And on Tuesday, the good news just kept rolling in for head coach Todd Schulenberger.

The team announced Tuesday that Texas Tech transfer Marissa Zucchetto will join WSU for the 2020 season. The goalkeeper out of Mississauga, Ontario played three seasons with the Red Raiders and will have one year of eligibility to use with Washington State.

In 2018, Zuccheto led the nation with 14 shutouts, including two in the postseason, helping to lead Texas Tech into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Her 14 blank slates, along with her .53 GAA ranked second in program history for the Red Raiders. She returned as starting goalie in 2019, but started just nine games before suffering an injury after a slide to the face that required 27 stitches.

In addition to her experience in the Big 12, Zuccheto also has experience in international play. She is a member of the Canadian national team and represented her country at the U-15 and U-17 levels. She also played in the 2016 U-17 World Cup, starting one match.

Schulenberger helped recruit Zuccheto to Lobbuck, and he’s thrilled to have her back on his sideline. “We are excited to announce that Marissa will be joining the Cougs for the 2020 season,” said Shulenberger via official release. “A veteran goalkeeper with a ton of collegiate and international experience that I helped recruit years ago when I was at Texas Tech. She will fit in nicely with one season to go around a team that now is super competitive in each position across the field.”

With the departure of sixth-year star net-minder Ella Dederick, Zuccheto is a major addition for the Cougs. And along with the nine other freshmen from the class of 2020, the Cougars appear ready to make another run at a national title.

Soccer Adds Transfer Zucchetto - Washington State University Athletics
The senior keeper comes to WSU from Texas Tech.

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